Three Tips When Choosing A Heavy Equipment Transport Company For The First Time

9 January 2023
 Categories: Business, Blog

If you own a business that uses heavy-duty equipment and are now in a situation where you need to move it for the first time, you will need to hire a company that transports heavy-duty equipment. This is the type of business that can transport your large equipment along public roadways. Because it is your first time using this type of service, you will need a few guidelines. The following are some things to keep in mind. 

The company must be able to transport the size of your equipment

There is a wide range of weights in heavy equipment, and most transportation companies will have an upper limit to what they can handle. They should have experience transporting equipment that is in the same weight range as your equipment. But if your equipment is at the upper limit of their specifications, you need to inquire about how often they transport at this limit. The trucks they normally use may have difficulty with your equipment, and you don't want to risk being the first client to experience an accident during transport.

The company must be able to transport the width and height of your equipment

This may not apply directly to your equipment, but it often does with most heavy-duty equipment. There are special licenses or permits that may be required, along with protocols that must be followed in the state where you live. A company must have the knowledge of getting permission for transporting wide loads and understand the best routes to take. You should ask questions about permits and routes, and even though you are not an expert, you can get a feel for their level of expertise in this area.

The company should have a plan for your particular equipment

Although transportation of heavy-duty equipment is routine for certain types of machines, each piece of equipment often presents special considerations. At the quotation phase, the moving company should provide details of how your equipment will be loaded, the time it will take to arrive at its destination, and how it will be unloaded. They should be specific about the route to be taken, and the date that the move will take place.

The first time you need to have heavy equipment moved can be intimidating, but you should know that not every company is the same. They need experience moving your equipment size. You should also ask about the company's capability to move your equipment's weight and dimensions. You should ask about the plan to move your equipment. This includes the route and time of delivery. A first-time user of a heavy equipment transportation company should always ask questions, and you should be made comfortable in asking them.

Reach out to a heavy equipment transport service to learn more.